(ISC)² CISSP Requirements

Earning the CISSP proves you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program. With a CISSP, you validate your expertise and become an (ISC)² member, unlocking a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Work Experience – CISSP Requirements

To qualify for this CISSP cybersecurity certification, candidates must have a minimum of five years cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. Earning a four-year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list will satisfy one year of the required experience. Education credit will only satisfy one year of experience.

Candidates must have a minimum of five years of cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. Earning a four-year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list will satisfy one year of the required experience. Education credit will only satisfy one year of experience.

A candidate who doesn’t have the required experience to become a CISSP may become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the CISSP examination. The Associate of (ISC)² will then have six years to earn the five years required experience. You may satisfy one year of required experience through holding a 4 Year College Degree or Regional Equivalent or holding a credential on the (ISC)² approved list

Unofficial training providers may say they include the exam voucher, but this is neither true nor ethical. (ISC)² and (ISC)² Official Training Providers, such as Training Camp are the only authorized organizations with the ability to offer vouchers for our exams. Unauthorized companies do not have the access required to purchase CISSP exam vouchers. An authorized organization will never ask for a candidate’s Pearson VUE credentials.

Make sure you or your employees do not provide them to an unauthorized company. This puts them at risk and violates the terms of the (ISC)² Non Disclosure Agreement, which could result in losing their (ISC)² certification, being suspended indefinitely from retaking the exam, and losing money you’ve paid for the exam. This warning is shown clearly when enrolling for any CISSP exam date. By going through official channels for exam vouchers, they – and your organization – eliminate these risks

If you are an experienced, high-achieving information security professional, involved in designing, developing and managing the overall security posture of an organization, from cybersecurity strategy to hands-on implementation, the CISSP is the right choice for you.

The CISSP is ideal for experienced security practitioners, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles, including those in the following positions:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Director of Security
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Systems Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Manager
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Architect

Exam:

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Duration:

180 minutes

Questions:

Maximum of 150 multiple choice and advanced innovative questions

Skills measured:

  • Security and Risk Management 15%
  • Asset Security 10%
  • Security Architecture and Engineering 13%
  • Communication and Network Security 14%
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) 13%
  • Security Assessment and Testing 12%
  • Security Operations 13%
  • Software Development Security 10%

It takes a fully trained team to keep your organization secure, and each organization has its own unique training and certification needs. We use proven training techniques — with a focus on real-world learning activities and scenarios — so you get the most out of training.

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